Pediatric services are available to your child from birth through the college years. The pediatric providers at UP Health System - Marquette Pediatrics will do everything we can to make sure your child is comfortable and receives the best care possible. 

We are happy and eager to discuss your child's health, development, behavior, and safety. We will perform a complete physical exam and, if necessary, help arrange specialty consultant care. The Pediatric Specialty Clinic at UP Health System - Marquette hosts the region's top medical specialists in pediatric care for treatment of complex medical issues in pediatric neurology, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric heart & vascular care, and much more. 


Our pediatricians can care for your child in Marquette, MI at the Peninsula Medical Center, in Ishpeming, MI at UP Health System - Bell, in Escanaba, MI at UP Health System - Doctors Park, and in Newberry, MI at the Developmental Clinic. 


Patient Portal
ROI (Release of Information) Form
UPHS Pediatrics Referral Request Form
Minor Patient Consent Form
Health Appraisal Form
Adult Patient Consent Form
Consent to Treat Minor Without Parent Present Form
MHSAA Sports Physical Form


  • Same-day Sick Visits
  • Primary Care - Pediatric Medical Home
  • Care of Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Well Child Exams at the following ages:
    • Prior to 1 Month of Age
    • 2 Months
    • 4 Months
    • 6 Months
    • 9 Months
    • 12 Months
    • 15 Months
    • 18 Months
    • 24 Months
    • 30 Months
    • 36 Months
    • Annually through college years
  • Routine Immunizations
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Care of Adolescents
  • Sports Physicals
  • Health Education including:
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Nutrition and Exercise Counseling
    • Management of Anxiety and Depression
    • And much more...

Our Team

G. Michael Nidiffer, MD
Francis Darr, MD

Stephanie Nelson, DO

Joshua Dykla, DO 

Chasity Caperton, MD

Shannon Dennis, DNP, FNP-C

Jessica Ramlow, DNP, FNP-BC 


UP Health System - Marquette Pediatrics
1414 W. Fair Avenue | Suite  #226
Marquette, MI 49855

Marquette Phone: 906.449.1240
Marquette Fax: 833.916.2234
Marquette Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Escanaba Phone: 906.786.4628
Escanaba Fax: 833.916.2233

After Hours Contact: Call 906.449.3000 and ask for the pediatrician on call. 

For an appointment with us at the UP Health System - Bell clinic, call 906.485.2683.

For more information or to make an appointment in Marquette, please call 906.449.1240.